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Messiahs and Machiavellians : depicting evil in the modern theatre

Author: Paul Corey
Publisher: Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, ©2008.
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"Paul Corey examines how theatre - which expressed a key political dynamic both in the Renaissance and the twentieth century - lays open the impulses that instigated modernity and, ultimately, unparalleled levels of violence and destruction. Starting with Albert Camus's Caligula and Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot, then turning to Machiavelli's Mandragola and Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, Corey traces the  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Corey, Paul, 1968-
Messiahs and Machiavellians.
Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)654579241
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Corey
ISBN: 9780268022952 026802295X
OCLC Number: 181599749
Description: xvi, 357 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Eschatology and the absurd --
The gnostic Caesar: radical eschatology in Albert Camus's Caligula --
Messianism and the age of senility : perpetual expectation in Beckett's Waiting for Godot --
The two "nothings" of Caligula and Waiting for Godot --
Expediency and the Machiavel --
Evil and virtue in Mandragola --
The "fantastical duke of dark corners": Shakespeare's Measure for measure --
Machiavellianism and providence --
Modern theatre and the tragic vision.
Responsibility: Paul Corey.
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